A 23-year-old mother, Miracle Johnson, has been arrested in Edo State for selling her six-week-old baby and in turn used part of the proceeds to buy herself phone.
Mrs. Johnson, a mother-of-two, hails from Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government Area of the state and live with her struggling husband who was said to be broke, reason his wife took the crooked route.
Punch reports that she sold the baby to an orphanage for N200,000 and used a fraction of the proceeds to buy phone which she used to call her husband who was riled by her action and apprised the police of the heinous crime leading to her arrest.
“On that day, I took my motorcycle out for repairs. When I went back home to get some money, I saw my first daughter with my neighbour.
“When I asked about my wife’s whereabouts, I was told that she went out with a bag, saying that she was going to buy something. So, I remembered what she said she wanted to do with the baby.
“When she called me later in the afternoon to tell me that she had sold the baby, I cursed her and ended the call. I became confused afterwards and could not do anything for the rest of that day,” the paper quoted Mr. Johnson as saying.